Classroom teachers can now take the 2018 Wisconsin Survey of Educator Development, Support, and Retention by clicking on the button below.

Click Here to Take the 2018 Wisconsin Survey of Educator Development, Support, and Retention

This annual survey is used by schools and districts across Wisconsin to gather a deep understanding of the effectiveness of local educator evaluation, development, and retention efforts. Educators taking this survey are given the opportunity to discreetly share their experiences and opinions of these local practices. Last year, over 22,000 teachers participated and reports were created for over 1,500 schools.

  • Classroom teachers and administrators should come to this website on March 20th to take the survey.
  • The survey will be open through May.
  • Districts wishing to receive their results will need at least 40% of their teachers to participate.
  • The school-level and district level results will then be provided to schools and districts in the summer of 2018. These reports are provided directly to school districts and are NOT provided to DPI. These are only provided to districts.
  • The individual educator survey results are kept confidential and only the research team at UWM Milwaukee has access to them. We do NOT provide them to schools, districts, or anybody else.

About the Survey

The Wisconsin Survey of Educator Development, Support, and Retention is designed to capture important aspects of how educators experience their evaluation and support processes. The survey measures a number of important aspects of school organization including:

  • the effectiveness of the performance feedback process,
  • teacher perceptions of principal leaderships,
  • teacher perceptions of job satisfaction,
  • the trust that exists between teachers and principals, and
  • the collaboration between teachers.

Taken together, the results paint a picture of the educator evaluation and support processes that exists in every school and district. These results:

  • help focus educator evaluation and support efforts at the local level,
  • help school leaders, teams, and district leaders reflect on teacher perceptions of their teacher evaluation process and identify school and district factors that can impact how well the process informs improvement efforts, and
  • inform school improvement efforts beyond the evaluation of teachers.
  • The results ARE NOT intended to be used as an accountability tool.

The two reports below present example reports that schools with 40% participation will receive.

2016-17 Teacher Evaluation and Feedback Survey Results Part 1: Teacher Evaluation Implementation and Feedback (PDF)

2016-17 Teacher Evaluation and Feedback Survey Results Part 2: School Climate (PDF)

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